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General Information

January Monthly Update

Special Notice

 On January 26, 2023 at 7:00pm, we will hold our Annual General Meeting during which the elections of YCFA Officers will take place.  In order for this to be a successful meeting, we need a quorum of members to be present.  Please attend this meeting to nominate and vote for our 2023 President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sargent-at-Arms.   In addition, this meeting is our last chance to renew our memberships (in person) before the January 31, 2023 deadline.

 Important Alerts

 Annual Kids Ice Fishing Derby

As in previous years, the Club will be hosting a Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on February 11, 2023 from 7:30am-11am.  We are looking for donated items, such as ice fishing traps and jigs, to be used for prizes for the kids at the conclusion of the event.  We are also looking for volunteers to drill ice fishing holes, serve hot beverages, and to work at the registration booth.

 Change to Winter Sunday Shoot Schedule

Starting immediately, Sunday shoots will be NOT take place if the outside temperature is 25oF or lower. 

In addition, the Kitchen will be closed on Sundays during which the shoots are cancelled due to the temperature. 

 2023 Membership Renewal

Membership renewals are in full swing – RENEW TODAY.   See the membership section for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1st. A “limited grace period” without penalty is being offered if payments are received prior to January 31, 2023Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1, 2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!

Webmaster

Webmaster needed.  If you have the experience and interest in maintaining our web page, please let a Board Member know.  This position is part of the Board of Directors.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

 Weekday Indoor Air Rifle Shoots

Anyone interested in participating in Thursday evening air rifle shoots at the Lodge, please contact Jordan Wessels.

Other Notices

 The Club and All Ranges, except the Muzzle Loader Range are Open.

See individual sections for more information.  

It is required that members accessing Club property (range and Lodge sides) must display a valid membership ID badge.

The Club House Kitchen is open every Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm whenever the ranges are open.  The Kitchen will be closed if a Sunday shoot is cancelled due low temperatures (25oF or lower).

 Special News Events     

2023 Annual Rifle Raffle

As in previous years, we will be raffling off a rifle at the close of the Acton Far on August 27, 2023.  The raffle officially started at the October 2022 Pot Luck.  This year’s rifle is a Henry (Brass) 45-70 Single Shot plus accessories (case, eye protection, ear protection & ammo).  Tickets sell for 1 for $5.00 and 5 for $20.00.

Request for Volunteers

We are currently looking for contractors to give us a price for the removal of our big stone fireplace which is in disrepair.  This includes infilling and repairing the roof and the wall.  Once this work is completed, we will be constructing a new interior stone veneer fireplace that will cover the area being infilled.  Anyone who may know of someone willing to give us a quote, please contact Jordan Wessels at jhwframing@roadrunner.com.

As in previous years, the Club will be hosting a Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on January 28, 2023 from 7am-11am.   We are looking for volunteers to drill ice fishing holes, serve hot beverages, and to work at the registration booth. If there is no safe ice on January 28, the derby will be rescheduled to February 11, 2023.

BOD and/or General Meeting Highlights

 Building & Grounds

We are still looking for some help with a few projects around the range.

As always we will continue to let members and the public to use our Lodge side property, but with this comes a responsibility to take care of our grounds and use some common sense.

Range News

Anyone who may need special accommodations when attending an organized shoot at the Range, the Club members running the shoot will do what is reasonably needed to provide safe modifications to ensure each member has the opportunity to participate.

 Dogs on the range side of our property must be leashed at all times.

Our cameras are up and running 24/7.and have already proven to be very informative. Several incidents caught on camera have been addressed.

Another issue we are dealing with is folks stuffing cardboard backers in the trash barrels. There are wire mesh containers in both ranges for the used backers.  Also, the trash barrels don’t empty themselves, so when you see one getting full, please find others to help dump the debris in these containers into the dumpster.

Last of all, if you see anything that gives you concern for your safety or the club’s safety, please give me (Jordan) a shout or a text.

Muzzle Loader Range

The Muzzle Loader Range will be closed until further notice.

 Brass Cartridge

Brass cartridge shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Sunday events consist of Pistol, Plate, Rifle, or Bowling Pin shoots.  Please note that brass cartridge shoots will be cancelled if the temperature is 25oF or lower.   See website for alternating schedule. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.

Our 25 Yard Range and 100 Yard range have target backers that are range specific, and there are posted rules for each. The use of wooden stands is prohibited on the 25 yard / Pistol range.  Pistol Range 20”x 20” backers are hung from the overhead cables on the provided lumber.

On the Rifle /100 yard range, use only club provided target stands with 24”x24” backers.

Do NOT place any targets on the range floor or on the frame of the gong.

Stay OFF the Berms. 

2023 RIFLE/PISTOL SHOOT SCHEDULE
ALL SUNDAY EVENTS START AT NOON, OTHER EVENTS AS NOTED. 
SKEET & TRAP OPEN EVERY SUNDAY AT NOON (weather permitting)
Date Day Event Range
1/15/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
1/22/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
1/29/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
2/5/23 SUNDAY REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM) Pistol
2/12/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
2/19/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
2/26/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
3/5/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
3/12/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
3/19/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
3/26/23 SUNDAY RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS Rifle
4/2/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
4/9/23 SUNDAY No Shoot – Easter  
4/16/23 SUNDAY BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN) Pistol
4/23/23 SUNDAY REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM) Pistol
4/30/23 SUNDAY 2-GUN (.22lr Rifle, NON MAGNUM PISTOL) Rifle
5/7/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
5/14/23 SUNDAY RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS Rifle
5/21/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
5/28/23 SUNDAY MILITARY SURPLUS – BOWLING PIN Rifle
6/4/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
6/11/23 SUNDAY SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT Rifle
6/18/23 SUNDAY CONCEALED CARRY FALLING PLATES (3.5″ OR LESS BARREL, NON-MAGNUM) Pistol
6/25/23 SUNDAY STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr Rifle) Rifle
7/2/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
7/9/23 SUNDAY BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN) Rifle
7/16/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
7/23/23 SUNDAY RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS Rifle
7/30/23 SUNDAY 2-GUN (Any rifle, any pistol) Rifle
8/6/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
8/13/23 SUNDAY BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN) Rifle
8/20/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
8/27/23 SUNDAY SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT Rifle
9/3/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
9/10/23 SUNDAY BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN) Rifle
9/17/23 SUNDAY REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM) Pistol
9/24/23 SUNDAY SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT Rifle
10/1/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
10/8/23 SUNDAY STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr Rifle, PCC) Rifle
10/15/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
10/22/23 SUNDAY RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS Rifle
10/29/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES ( .22 RIMFIRE / PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE) Pistol
11/5/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
11/12/23 SUNDAY BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN) Rifle
11/19/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
11/26/23 SUNDAY RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS Rifle
12/3/23 SUNDAY TIMED PLATE SHOOT WITH MAGAZINE CHANGE Pistol
12/10/23 SUNDAY SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT Rifle
12/17/23 SUNDAY FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN) Pistol
12/24/23 SUNDAY No Shoot – Christmas RIFLE
12/31/23 SUNDAY No Shoot – New Year’s Eve RIFLE

Trap / Skeet

Trap and Skeet shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Please note that trap/skeet shoots will be cancelled if the temperature is 25oF or lower.   Size 9 target loads for Skeet and 7.5-9 for Trap. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.  If we have 5 shooters for Trap, we place a white bird in the machine, and if you shoot the white bird on your turn, you win a coin for a free round or lunch.   Weekday Skeet shoots are cancelled until further notice.  When we have snow storms, we will not be shooting Sundays.

Archery

The Club has an opportunity to get a grant to upgrade our Archery range and grounds (around Round Pond) to be handicap accessible.  Rick Rousseau has volunteered to assist writing the grant.   Anyone interested in assisting Rick should contact Rick or Jordan.

 Although we have an Archery Chairperson – Rick Rousseau, we still need a co-chair for Archery.   Anyone interested in being an Archery co-chair or the upcoming Archery events can contact Rick at stealthcat1024@gmail.com.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Starting October 1, 2022, Indoor Archery at the Lodge will be scheduled for the first Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.

 Fishing

We need a chair and co-chair for our Fishing Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

As in previous years, the Club will be hosting a Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on February 11, 2023.  We are looking for donated items, such as ice fishing traps and jigs, to be used for prizes for the kids at the conclusion of the event.  We are also looking for volunteers to drill ice fishing holes, serve hot beverages, and to work at the registration booth.  

Indoor Shooting Events

See the Archery Section for information on Indoor archery shooting events.

Anyone interested in participating in Thursday evening air rifle shoots at the Lodge, please contact Jordan Wessels.

Entertainment

Although we have an Entertainment Committee Chairperson – Michael Gibney, we still need a co-chair for the Entertainment Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Thank you to all who have volunteered to help in the kitchen on Sundays on a rotating basis.  We are in need of additional volunteers.  This volunteer work requires about 3 hours per shift.  Michael has put together a revolving schedule for the current volunteers.

The kitchen offers a limited menu of burgers, hot dogs, egg & cheese on an English muffin plus coffee, tea or soda.

Note that the Kitchen is closed whenever shoots are cancelled due to temperatures of 25oF or below.

 Lodge / Rental

There was one rental event scheduled for December – a Holiday Party

There is one weekend scouting event (Troop 310) scheduled for January 13-15, 2023

Membership

TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2023 MEMBERSHIP!!!  

 Membership renewal forms are available on our website: www.ycfga.org/membership in the Lodge and Clubhouse Building. 

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2022 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. 22-XXXX (check your badge sticker)) is the password and will be needed to access the online form, which can then be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed, or hand delivered to Bill Mroz (Membership Chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings.

All renewing members are requested to return a completed renewal form, purpose being to ensure our records are accurate with: name, address, phone, and especially email address.

****** Lifetime Members are excluded from filling out a Renewal Form unless you have changes.
Acceptable payment can be made via cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2023 sticker with a new lock combination to immediately affix to your Badge/ID. It will arrive in a small white envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form.

Additionally, this year we are pleased to continue offering an electronic payment option via VENMO! For VENMO users, look for “York County Fish & Game Assn” in the Business section of Venmo and follow regular payment steps to send your renewal payment to YCFGA. 
NOTE: For those using VENMO, you will still need to complete and send in a completed renewal form.

Mail completed renewal forms to:

York County Fish & Game Association   

ATTN: RENEWAL
600 Goodwins Mills Rd
Lyman, ME 04002

 *** If you have already submitted your renewal, “Thank you”!

PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1st. A “limited grace period” without penalty is being offered if payments are received prior to January 31, 2023Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1, 2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!

Questions can be directed to Membership Chairman Bill Mroz (zormb42@gmail.com).  

The next scheduled Orientation is for February 12th at the Clubhouse at 10:00am. If Bill gets no response that you will attend, the Orientation will be cancelled.

Pictures of our Newest YCFG Members are posted on our Facebook page. If you should run into any New Member please take the time to say hi and introduce yourself.

 Women’s Inclusion Committee

We need a chair and co-chair for our Women’s Inclusion Committee.  Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.

Legislation

By-Laws or SOP Changes

No changes at this time.

Training Classes

There are no training classes scheduled at this time.

2023 Acton Fair

Anyone interested in representing YCFGA by taking a 3 hour slot at our booth, can sign up and get first pick of available dates/times.  The 2023 Acton Fair will be held from August 24 through August 27, 2023.  The 2023 Acton Fair will mark our eighth year at this event.  Contact Judy Gibbs at gibbsj@metrcocast.net.

 Upcoming Meetings

Next Annual General Meeting & Election of YCFGA Officers: January 26. 2023 at 7:00pm at Stickney Lodge

Next Board of Directors Meeting: February 13, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Club House.

Up-coming New Member Orientations: February 12, 2023 at 10:00am

Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 11, 2023! 

Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday,February 11, 2023 – 7:30-11:00am

Mark your calendars, our 7th Annual “Kids’ Only” Ice Fishing Derby will be held on  Saturday February 11 , 2023, 7:30-11:00am at our own Round Pond & Stickney Lodge. This is a FREE event for children age 15 and under. Prizes will be awarded for a number of different categories.  Limited food & drinks will be available from our Entertainment Committee. Pre-drilled fishing holes will be assigned via random drawing. There will be bait and traps to borrow if needed. State COVID guidelines will continue to be utilized, so please practice socially distancing and bring mask/face coverings as needed for your family. Use of Stickney Lodge will also be limited per guidelines adherence, available only for quick restroom use and warming. Activities including registration and prize distribution will be conducted outside so please dress appropriately

If you would like to volunteer we can use the help. Contact Jordan Wessels to volunteer: Jhwframing@roadrunner.com.

 

Membership News

TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2023 MEMBERSHIP!!!  

Membership renewal season officially begins October 1, this is an advance announcement for your convenience.

Membership renewal forms ARE AVAILABLE on our website:www.ycfga.org/membership in the Lodge and Clubhouse Building.

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2022 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. #### or 22-#### (check your badge sticker)) is the password and will be needed to access the online form, which can then be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed, or hand delivered to Bill Mroz (Membership Chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings. If you have no changes to your profile simply print your name then state NO CHANGES on the 2023 Renewal Form. This past year I had to chase down (4) member addresses that had changed along with wrong 

e-mails. For all these cases I had to mail or telephone the members asking for updated information and then send out a gate sticker again. All renewing members including military are requested to return a completed renewal form. Please note that Military Active and Disabled are required to include a fee for membership. 

****** Lifetime Members are Excluded from filling out a Renewal Form unless you have changes.  

Acceptable payment can be made via: cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2023 sticker with a new lock combination to immediately affix to your Badge/ID. It will arrive in a small white envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form.

Additionally, we are pleased to continue offering an electronic payment option via VENMO! For VENMO users, look for York County Fish & Game Assn in the Business section of Venmo and follow regular payment steps to send your renewal payment to YCFGA. 

NOTE: For those using VENMO, you will still need to complete and send in a completed renewal form.

Mail completed renewal forms to:

  York County Fish & Game Association

  ATTN:  RENEWAL

  600 Goodwins Mills Rd

  Lyman, ME 04002

PLEASE NOTE:  Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1st. A “limited grace period” without penalty is being offered if payments are received prior to January 30, 2023Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1,2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW SOON! Memberships become ‘delinquent’ if received after January 31. A delinquent account means your membership is forfeited starting February 1 of the current year as long as fees remain unpaid. For renewal submissions/payment made after January 31 (February 1 through June 30), a $25.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to the applicable renewal dues to reinstate membership (i.e. Adult membership = $100 + $25 Reinstatement fee = $125).   For renewal submissions/payment made after June 30 (July 1 through December 30), the reinstatement fee is $50.00 plus applicable membership renewal fees. Any member delinquent for the year (January 1 to December 31) will need to reapply as a new member which includes assessment of the initiation fee and membership vote. 

Questions can be directed to Bill Mroz (zormb42@gmail.com). 9/13/2022

Next New Member Orientation Class is schedule for October 9, 2022 at 10:00am in the Club House.

 Beginning  January 2022, pictures of our Newest YCFG Members are posted on our Facebook page. If you should run into any New Member please take the time to say hi and introduce yourself.

 Membership Dues Increase for 2023

Just like everything else these days, costs have risen to the point where the club has no alternative but to raise dues for the upcoming 2023 season for New and Renewal Memberships. Our taxes, both Federal and State, utilities, insurances for the property and liability have contributed to the increase in dues.  There were no easy solutions to this situation, so your continued understanding and support for the club is appreciated by the Elected Officers and Board of Directors of York County Fish and Game Association.  New Member and Renewal membership dues have marginally increased to offset our costs.  We have also added a modest fee for military personnel.  In addition, the age for senior memberships has increased from 62 to 65 – pending change to our By-Laws requiring approval by club members.  

Membership Renewal Types & Fees

Membership Type Eligibility Total Fee
ADULT 18-64 years of age $200.00
FAMILY includes spouse/significant other & children < 18 $250.00
SENIOR 65 years or older $150.00
JUNIOR less than 18 $75.00
MILITARY – Active Current copy of military I.D. required $75.00
MILITARY – Combat Disabled Veteran DD214 & VA Documentation required $75.00
LIFE MEMBERSHIP ADULT 18-64 years of age $1,700.00
LIFE MEMBERSHIP SENIOR 65 years and older $525.00
SUPER SENIOR 80 years and older FREE